Harbord Diggers

2019

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Location

Freshwater

Client

Mounties

Project Awards

NSW Architecture Award for Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing, 2021

NSW Architecture Award for Urban Design, 2021

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In 2013 JMD design successfully teamed up with Architectus & CHROFI in a design competition for Harbord Diggers. The project is located on the site of an existing club building on a prominent coastal headland at Freshwater on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The proposal includes a new club as well as gym, child care, community facilities, parking and seniors independent living. 

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The concept integrated landscape terraces, rooftop planters, green roofs and internal courtyards as well as a new public park in place of car parking. The landscape design aims for the project were to:


- work with the inherent qualities of the headland environment;

- create a memorable and distinctive landscape;

- reinforce a sense of place;

- protect and provide views where possible;

- moderate negative environmental influences; and to 

- celebrate and nurture the local flora and fauna.

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Lead Design Consultant JMD design, CHROFI & Architectus Australia